Woodstock 50 Is Back On as Judge Nixes Cancellation Bid
Manhattan judge Barry Ostrager declined Wednesday to order the backers to put about $18 million back into the festival. The conflict is poised for arbitration.
The Woodstock 50 festival is back on after a judge on Wednesday said an ex-investor can't singlehandedly cancel the anniversary extravaganza.
But Manhattan judge Barry Ostrager declined to order the backers to put about $18 million back into the festival. The conflict is poised for arbitration.
The order came after a falling-out and dueling claims about whether the fest would happen. It is set to take place in August in central New York.
Investor Amplifi Live announced a cancellation on April 29. The company, part of Japanese marketing firm Dentsu, said organizers made a mess of planning and the event couldn't safely go forward.
Organizers' group Woodstock 50 LLC retorted that the show was a go but said Amplifi was undermining it and had snatched $18 million in funds. Amplifi said it reclaimed its own money.